Tottenham latest, ex-player doubts intention over Sherwood, may cost £4m to land Pochettino

A selection of the latest stories involving Tottenham Hotspur this Wednesday evening.

Former Tottenham midfielder Darren Anderton said the club may never have intended to keep Tim Sherwood in charge of first team affairs beyond this season.

Anderton told Sky Sports: “They gave him 18 months and there was a break clause and maybe this was the way (Levy) thought it would go.

“The team got into the Champions League two years ago under Harry Redknapp and once you’re in it then you want it every year and that has to be the aim.”

The favourite to replace Sherwood, Southampton manager Mauricio Pochettino would want to bring four of his backroom staff to White Hart Lane if he was offered the top job at Tottenham, according to the London Evening Standard.

There were reports this morning that Pochettino has a clause in his contract at Southampton that would mean he’d need to pay £2m to leave St Mary’s, but if the Argentine wanted to bring his backroom staff with him it would cost Spurs £4m.

Goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has told the Tottenham website he was pleased to round the season off with a 3-0 victory over Aston Villa, which has secured Europa League football for Spurs next season but did say the season was ‘not good enough’.

He said: “I think we can say this season was difficult, not good enough, but we finished with 69 points. That’s a good number.

“We have to learn from this season, especially against the top teams, but against the rest of the league we did a good job and had some good results.”

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